Colombia is home to a wide variety of dishes that tempt locals and visitors alike with their wonderful tastes and ingredients. Two of the most beloved National Specialties of Columbia though are Arepa and Sancocho.
Arepa are made from ground corn or cooked flour. They are similar to pancakes in that they are flat and round. Cooking methods for Arepa vary widely as they can be baked, boiled, grilled or even fried. Arepa are stuffed or topped after being cooked, but (more…)
The Colombian cuisine in the United States consists of a blending of European cuisine with Colombian cuisine. Moreover, the ingredients in Colombian recipes are often described as a mixture of European cooking with expressions of African and aboriginal cuisine. There are a huge variety of recipes in America that include a combination of European and Columbian foods.
Some of the most distinctive food dishes found in the country of Colombia are comprised of seafood, pork, beef, beans, chicken, rice, potatoes, avocados, beer, (more…)
Whether you are enjoying the shopping and culture sights of Bogot, the nightlife of Cartagena or exploring the Choco region, you must experience the mouth-watering cuisine of Colombia.
Many of Colombia’s appetizers are simply delectable. You can find fried green plantains, tomato and avocado salad, roasted cassava, endive and herbed cream cheese and caramelized apples or perhaps you might like the bean and roasted pepper crostini or maybe the Ciruelas con Tocineta (Prunes Wrapped with Bacon). Whatever your tastes may be you will (more…)
Add a South American flair to your dinner table by introducing authentic Colombian coconut and rice dishes.
Traditionally prepared from fresh coconuts, or use coconut milk available in your local grocery store, coconut and rice has may variations and is a staple of Columbian cuisine that is both delicious and satisfying.
Simple Coconut Rice Recipe
One coconut plus 4 cups water
2 cups long grain rice (white or brown)
1-tablespoon cooking oil
Open the coconut and set aside coconut water. (more…)